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Elena Malykhina
Elena Malykhina

12 Top Health Apps From Uncle Sam

Choosing a mobile app that tracks health or offers help in emergency situations can prove challenging. The U.S. government's recent digital initiative has prompted federal agencies to create free apps for clinicians and patients.
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First Aid by American Red Cross is one of the newest medical apps listed on (Although the app is included on the government's site, the American Red Cross is a charitable organization, not a government agency.) The app comes with videos, safety tips, interactive quizzes, and step-by-step advice to help users deal with everyday first aid scenarios. Since phone reception and/or Internet connections are not always available in an emergency situation, the content in First Aid is preloaded so users always have access to information. Users also have the option of dialing 911 directly from the app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.


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9/23/2012 | 2:11:41 AM
re: 12 Top Health Apps From Uncle Sam
It's great to see the government taking the initative to move healthcare into the 21st century. I especially like the PTSD coach for veterans. There seems to be nothing more intuitive and easy than having apps that help people manage their health & chronic diseases. Now we just need to get the public downloading them!
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